To live is to
Every moment of
Happy, joyful, bitter, sad,
Ever time I hold various thoughts and feelings
What is whittled away and fades away
Each contour becomes hazy and blurred
And melt into each other
overlap by chance and create the most beautiful moment
I want to keep the moment
So, I release the shutter
Kinkan Gallery is pleased to present Tomoko Ichinokawa's photo exhibition "blurs." from June 11 to July 3.
Tomoko Ichinokawa has been creating works by photographing collages of photographs she has taken and then photographing them again. In her new series of works, "blurs.", she overlaps collaged photographs printed on Japanese paper and photographs them with a strobe. By shooting with a strobe, moments that cannot be seen with the naked eye are captured. The title "blurs." is a word meaning "hazy or blurred." As the layers are added, the initial presence becomes distant and distant, and the act of layering inversely diminishes the traces of her own self. The stroboscopic prints seem to record the light just before that something is fading and disappearing. In this exhibition, about 13 new works will be on display. In addition, the artist's book of the same title will be available for purchase. Please take this opportunity to view the exhibition.